Visiting Australia is wonderful, but it can also be costly. Uncover the 7 best free things to do in Cairns today.
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the idea of living – Miriam Beard
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Undoubtedly, Cairns is most commonly known for the Great Barrier Reef. It is one of many points along the North East coast of Australia that this world heritage listed area can be reached from. But there’s also a lot more to Cairns than this main attraction; the rainforest to the north, the waterfalls to the south and plenty of free things to enjoy within the town centre too. We called Cairns ‘home’ for 3 months and we’re keen to show you our favourite, most cost-effective days out. Read on to uncover our top 7 free things to do in Cairns. Continue reading “7 Free Things To Do In Cairns”
If you are visiting the Whitsundays Australia, why not enjoy a multi-beach break by getting to know the best Whitsunday beaches to make time for.
The Whitsundays, QLD, Australia
Complete isolation on Dingo Beach in the Whitsundays Region Australia
The path leading to Hideaway Beach in the Whitsunday Region
Front seat view in the helicopter over Hill Inlet Whitsundays
There is no doubt that the Whitsundays have some of the most stunning beaches in the world. If you have seen photographs of the purest white silica sand and brilliant turquoise waters, a visit to this region will not disappoint. The sand really is that colour and the water really is that clear. But there isn’t just one great beach to enjoy in this part of Australia’s east coast. Discover the 5 best Whitsunday beaches to make time for in your visit. Continue reading “5 Best Whitsunday Beaches”
There is no better way to enjoy the east coast of Australia than to sleep under the stars and swim from as many beaches as possible.
“Roads were made for journeys not destinations” – Confucius
Where To Swim And Sleep From Sydney To Cairns
Sleeping roadside in a campervan along Australia’s east coast
Mon Repos, QLD, Australia
Clairview, QLD, Australia
Are you looking for a guide to the best beaches and campsites for the ultimate east coast of Australia road trip? We’ll help you discover the best spots to lay your head and the best places to dip your toes, with a splash of history, heaps of wildlife and no crowds in sight. Continue reading “Epic East Coast of Australia Road Trip”
A Photo Collection of some of the most scenic locations to enjoy writing in. Add your own Writing Backdrops today.
Everywhere I visit, I write – Karen Rose
A Photo Collection
Pen, paper and treehouse days in England
Window seats make the BEST writing backdrops
The only thing that tops writing with a view, is writing with a SUNSET view
We love photos; planning them, taking them and flicking back through them. Our Photo Collections attempt to capture some of our favourite travel moments from across the globe, each with their own unique theme. This month, we want to share with you our first ever Photo Collection which of course had to be based on some of the amazing writing backdrops we’ve been lucky enough to enjoy on our global travels. Continue reading “Writing Backdrops”
Get to know inspiring Katt Andryskova, a scuba-diving instructor contributing to ecotourism on the Comoros Island of Mohéli.
Ecotourism with Katt Andryskova
Bird’s eye view of Laka Lodge in Mohéli taken by Katt Andryskova
Beach clean ups in Mohéli taken by Katt Andryskova
Baby green turtles hatching in Mohéli taken by Katt Andryskova
At Get Up, Get Out There & Get Lost we are super passionate about ecotourism and stories from inspiring women travellers. We believe that by promoting sustainable tourism and sharing traveller stories that are focused on ecotourism, more travellers will be motivated to choose an eco-friendly destination, tour or cause when considering their holiday plans. This month, we have teamed up with Katt Andryskova, a scuba-diving instructor based on the Comoros Island of Mohéli, and asked her a series of questions to better understand what she does. Read on to learn more about this beautiful destination, the incredible ecotourism opportunities here and how you can support Katt’s work. Continue reading “Inspiring Women: Mohéli”
From the silica sand of Freycinet National Park to the wild surf of Byron Bay, discover the top 7 locations for campervan beach camping in Australia.
“Take me to the ocean” – Unknown
Top 7 Beach Campsites for Campers in Australia
The beautiful Rose Bay Footpath in Queensland
Feeling the beach camping love with hearts in the sand in Australia
Beach Camping for Two at Woody Head Campground Australia
One of the main motivators for doing a roadtrip around Australia is the huge selection of sites that offer beach camping. We travelled coastal roads all around the country, from Sydney to Cairns, hugging the edges of Tasmania, and from Adelaide back to Sydney. We hunted out the best beach campgrounds wherever possible, especially if they were free to enjoy. Continue reading “Beach Camping”
A low-cost day out from Townsville that helps you enjoy nature so close to the city.
“Meet me where the sky touches the sea” – Jennifer Donnelly
*A TWO-PART EAST COAST ISLAND SPECIAL*
Magnetic Island, QLD, Australia
North Stradbroke Island, QLD, Australia
Magnetic Island, QLD, Australia
As we travelled Australia’s east coast, it became clear that some of the best days out are a short ferry ride away to nearby islands. Enjoying an island day out doesn’t have to be an expensive or time-consuming option. In this 2-Part Special, read about the wildlife you can experience so close to large cities, a cost-saving itinerary for your day out and our preferred place to stay back on the mainland.
Our first pick was North Stradbroke Island which you can read about in Part 1 of Island Inspiration. Now, it’s time for Part 2:
Continue reading “Island Inspiration (Part 2 of 2)”